PD Pass for Academic Members
The PD Pass for Academic Members provides 20 Passport credits through the CPABC PD program which has over 1,000+ PD sessions throughout BC from October to August. The cost of the PD Pass, which is valued at $900, is covered by the CPAEF through the generosity of member donations. This special program is offered exclusively to CPABC members in academia (contract or tenured) at an accredited BC post-secondary institution who can confirm that a significant majority of their income (75%) comes from their full-time teaching or other scholarly activities (such as authoring textbooks, research papers, or articles).
Registrations for the PD Pass will be accepted until October 31 for the current year’s PD program. No passes will be issued after that date until the following year. To enquire about this pass and your eligibility to receive this offer, email the CPAEF.
The CPAEF Speaker Series helps post-secondary institutions bring PD to their accounting educators by providing funding of up to $2,500 twice a year to bring the speaker of their choice to their schools. Download the application form.
Doctoral Support Program
The Doctoral Support Program is designed to assist CPABC or CPA Yukon members pursuing doctoral studies for a teaching and research career in accounting, assurance, or taxation in BC.
The program provides select applicants with loans up to a maximum of $10,000 per year for up to four years (which may be forgivable if the candidate successfully earns a doctorate within five years of commencing the doctoral program, and teaches accounting at a BC university immediately upon completion of the doctorate, with one year of teaching for each year of support). Applicant must be resident in BC or the Yukon at time of application. Learn more.
Accounting Educators’ Symposium
The CPAEF hosts a biennial Accounting Educators' Symposium in the spring in Vancouver. Accounting educators from around BC are invited to attend this unique opportunity for CPA educators to learn and exchange ideas about the latest developments in the accounting profession.
The symposium is paperless and so attendees are requested to download the presentations onto their mobile devices and to bring to the symposium. Presentations will be available one week prior to the symposium.
- Session 1: Dr. Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller PDF
- Session 2: Sheldon Bennett PDF
- Research Topic 1: Dr. Karel Hrazdil PhD CPA CGA PDF
- Session 3: Christie Stephenson PDF
- Session 4: Panel Discussion (Richard Lancaster CPA CMA, Matthew Anderson CPA CA, Bob Wang CPA CA)
- Session 5: Lori Mathison FCPA FCGA LLB
- Information Session 1: Jessica Chan
- Research Topic 2: Dr. Fred Pries PDF
- Session 6: Dr. Efrim Boritz PhD FCPA FCA PDF
- Session 7: Dr. Kevin Milligan PDF
- Session 8: Lara Greguric CPA CA PDF
- Session 9: Anita Cyr CPA CA PDF
- Program Brochure (CPAEF 2019 Accounting Educators and Academics Symposium)
- Travel Reimbursement (for out of town academics only)
- Information Session: Practical Experience Requirements
- Session 1 & 2: Jennifer Reed and Robert Bruce
- Lunch Session 1: Lara Greguric
- Session 3: Kenneth Wong
- Session 4: Chief Shawn Atleo (no PowerPoint)
- Session 5: Dr. David Dick
- Session 6: Anthony Scilipoti
- Lunch Session 2: Robert Strachan (no PowerPoint)
- Session 7: Jan Sampson and Simone Leonard
- Follow Up Questions
CPA Professorship in Accounting (UBC)
The Chartered Professional Accountants’ Professorship in Accounting at the University of British Columbia was established through one of its legacy foundations in 1996. This post is offered to a senior accounting scholar whose research interests and reputation round out the needs of the accounting division at UBC, playing a prominent role in the development of the accounting curriculum and actively involved in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, this individual is expected to champion the accounting profession within the faculty and serve as a spokesperson for the UBC Accounting program in the professional community. The CPA Professorship in Accounting is currently filled by Dr. Kin Lo, PhD, FCPA, FCA.
CPA Research Fellows (SFU)
Dr. Craig Emby, CPA, CA, and Dr. Dennis Chung, CPA, CA, currently hold these fellowships, which support professors in conducting fundamental research of interest to the accounting profession, leading to publications in accounting journals.
Helping Teachers & Counsellors
PD Reimbursement for High School Teachers & Counsellors
The PD Reimbursement for High School Teachers and Counsellors program provides reimbursement of certain web-based learning and in-person seminars offered through the CPABC PD program, including sessions on Excel, pivot tables, business intelligence, information and business technology, people management, strategy, governance, risk and human resource management. Visit the CPABC Professional Development website for a full list of course offerings.
To apply for reimbursement, complete the application form and submit with a copy of your receipt of payment along with a letter of support from your school principal. This special program is offered exclusively to BC high school teachers and counsellors who are part of the CPABC Teacher Colleague program. To find out more about the Teacher Colleague program contact Laura van Wensveen.